Jul 152017
 
Lomachenko vs. Marriaga AND Beltran vs. Vazquez

Vasyl Lomachenko

 

VASYL LOMACHENKO AND RAY BELTRAN

TITLE DEFENSES HEADLINE ALL-ACTION

CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING EVENT IN LOS ANGELES

Saturday, August 5, at LA’s Microsoft Theater

Live on ESPN at 10 P.M. ET

Tickets On Sale Now!

Los Angeles boxing fans, prepare to enter The Matrix! Two-division world champion and pound for pound superstar VASYL “Hi-Tech” LOMACHENKO returns to a Los Angeles ring for the first time in over three years when he headlines an all-action card, Saturday, August 5, at Microsoft Theater, located at LA Live! Lomachenko will be defending his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight world title against two-time world title challenger and Top-10 contender MIGUEL “Escorpión” MARRIAGA. The co-main event will feature three-time world title challenger and top-rated lightweight contender RAY “Sugar” BELTRAN defending his NABF and NABO lightweight titles against former two-time interim World Boxing Association (WBA) super featherweight world champion BRYAN VASQUEZ. The four gladiators boast a combined professional record of 102-12-1 (67 KOs).

Both title fights will be televised live and exclusively at 10 p.m. EDT on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and stream live on the ESPN app.

Tickets to the Lomachenko vs. Marriaga / Beltran vs. Vazquez championship event are on sale NOW! Priced at $130, $105, $80, $55 and $30, tickets may be purchased at microsofttheater.com, AXS.com, by phone at 888-929-7849 or at the STAPLES Center Box Office.

“Vasyl Lomachenko is the best fighter in boxing and Ray Beltran is the best story in boxing,” said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum. “Both are in tough against Miguel Marriaga and Bryan Vasquez, who also have lots of world championship fight experience It’s going to be an exciting show for the fans at Microsoft Theater or watching on ESPN.”

“I can’t wait to get back in the ring on August 5th,” said Lomachenko. “I respect all of my opponents who are willing to step in ring with me and I will be at my best to show the boxing fans what boxing is all about it.”

“Thanks to our promoter Top Rank for bringing Vasily back to the ring so quickly after his great performance in April,” said Egis Klimas, Lomachenko’s manager. “There is not much to say when Lomachenko steps into the ring. The way Vasily boxes is not unlike a symphony orchestra where all instruments are played beautifully. He is the best and most entertaining boxer.. I am looking forward to seeing him fight again on August 5th”

“I have respect but no fear of Lomachenko and I cannot wait to fight for his world title,” said Marriaga. “Fighting Lomachenko on ESPN opens the door for my present and for my future . I’m training very hard in Mexico City and I’ll be ready on August 5. I’m going to give him a real fight.”

“I’m excited to fight on ESPN because so many people will be able to see me. It reminds me of the old days when the best fights were on ESPN so it’s cool that Top Rank and ESPN are doing these shows together,” said Beltran. “As for my fight I always respect my opponent, but I’ve knocked out the past five and they had my respect as well. I expect Vasquez to come to fight, but I have a bigger goal to be a world champion, so August 5th is part of that journey and I will not let Vasquez or anyone get in the way of my goal. I’m sure Vasquez and I will make it a great fight for the fans.”

“Ray is as focused as ever on the big prize, a world title shot against Terry Flanagan, Mikey Garcia or Jorge Linares,” said Steve Feder, Beltran’s manager. “But Vasquez is a tough competitor and so we aren’t thinking past this fight just yet. We know it could go the distance, winning is all that matters. Ray’s on a mission, he’s ranked No. 2 breathing down the necks of the champions and was just named NABF Fighter of the Year. He’s feeling it. This is his turf and his ring and he’s determined to protect it. We are filing for the green card as we speak. This is Ray’s year in and out of the ring. Fighting on ESPN is a chance for Ray to get the exposure he’s been waiting for.”

“I think Ray Beltran is a great fighter, motivated and skilled. In one word to describe him in the ring, he’s an animal,” said Vasquez. This fight means a lot for me, fighting for my two idols Chiquita Gonzalez and Roy Jones Jr. who promotes me. Beltran is going to be the toughest fighter I have ever faced. The game plan to is be smarter than him. Speed? How can you use speed against a fighter who sparred with Pacquiao his entire career? We are going to have to be smarter since I am moving up to Beltran’s weight class but I am confident I am the better fighter — faster, smarter, more skilled.”

“Ray Beltran is a very powerful fighter and I really do believe if Bryan outboxes him then Bryan will be victorious,” said Roy Jones Jr., Vasquez’s promoter and a former four-division world champion. “Bryan needs to be smarter than Beltran and not let Beltran dictate how the fight goes. Boxing needs two warriors and Bryan and Beltran are exactly what people have been waiting for. Once victorious, this will re-introduce Bryan Vasquez to the champion circle.”

Lomachenko (8-1, 6 KOs), of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Ukraine, who has won his last five fights by knockout, returns to a Los Angeles ring for the first time in over three years, making his second world title defense of 2017. In Lomachenko’s previous Los Angeles area fight, which took place on June 21, 2014, at StubHub Center, Lomachenko captured his first world title — the vacant WBO featherweight title — winning a scintillating majority decision over the previously unbeaten and future world champion Gary Russell Jr. It remains the only blemish on Russell’s record. It was Lomachenko’s third professional bout, tying him with Thailand’s Saensak Muangsurin for fewest fights to win a world title. Muangsurin won a junior welterweight title in 1975, also in his third professional fight. Lomachenko successfully defend that title three times during his reign before vacating it to challenge three-time WBO junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez on June 11, 2016. The Martinez victory, via a cringe-worthy one-punch knockout in the fifth round, not only made Lomachenko a two-division world champion, but he once again he broke a record doing it, winning world title No. 2 in a record least amount of fights — SEVEN. He followed that with his first defense of the WBO junior lightweight title, on Nov. 26, totally dominating Nicholas Walters. The previously undefeated former WBA featherweight world champion quit on his stool after the seventh round with his trainer and father Jobs Walters, telling referee Tony Weeks, ‘”No mas.” Not only was it a total domination but a boxing masterpiece painted on the canvas by Lomachenko. It concluded a year that had many media outlets declaring Lomachenko the “Fighter of the Year.” In his last fight, on April 8, he stopped former WBA super featherweight world champion Jason “El Canito” Sosa in the ninth round. It was the second most viewed fight on premium cable for 2017. The greatest amateur boxer of his era and arguably of all time, Lomachenko first gained international renown by winning gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Games as a featherweight and a lightweight, respectively. He retired from the amateurs with a 396-1 record.

Marriaga (25-2, 21 KOs), from Arjona, Colombia, enters this fight having won 15 of his previous 20 fights by way of knockout. The only blemishes on his record, 12-round unanimous decision world title losses to WBO featherweight champion Óscar Valdez, in a ferocious battle on April 22, and former WBA featherweight world champion Nicholas “Axe Man” Walters in 2015. Between those two world championship battles, Marriaga fashioned a five-bout winning streak, which included NABO featherweight title knockout victories against Guy Robb and Eduardo Montoya in 2016 to become the WBO’s No. 1 contender and mandatory challenger to Valdez. In his challenge of world champion Valdez, Marriaga went toe-to-toe throughout the fight in a ring war fight fans are still talking about nearly three months later.

Beltran (33-7-1, 21 KOs), a native of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico who resides in Phoenix, AZ., was recently named the NABF Fighter of the Year. He enters this fight having won his last four fights by knockout. A two-time lightweight world title challenger and a former sparring partner of former eight-division world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, Beltran still trains at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, Calif. with Pepe Reilly. In his last fight, in the co-main event to the Terence Crawford – Félix Díaz world title fight on May 20, Beltran scored a sensational one-punch second-round knockout of Top-10 contender Jonathan Maicelo in a world lightweight title elimination bout that also had him retaining his NABF and NABO lightweight titles as well as claiming the vacant WBA International championship belt. It was also a fight that captured the nation’s attention because not only was Beltran fighting for another world title shot but also a new life for himself and his family. Winning his fight against Maicelo may prove to be the deciding factor in getting a green card via the “extraordinary athlete” status needed to qualify for the EB-1 green card typically available to certain sportspeople, entertainers, and masters of the arts and sciences. Recently, he has been in the U.S. under an athletic visa, but risked deportation when that document expired. It was story told by USA Today and followed by NBC News before the fight on “Today” and after on the “NBC Nightly News.” Beltran is currently world-rated No. 2 by the WBO, the World Boxing Council (WBC).and the International Boxing Federation (IBF).

Vasquez (36-2, 19 KOs), from San Jose, Costa Rica, is a former two-time WBA interim super featherweight world champion. His professional resume features victories over Santos Benavides, Jorge Lacierva, René González, Jose Felix, Jr. and Sergio Thompson. He won the WBA interim super featherweight title in 2011, winning a dominant unanimous decision over Benavides. He successfully defended the title the following year via a ninth-round TKO over Lacierva. Later that same year, he unsuccessfully challenged defending WBA super featherweight world champion Takashi Uchiyama losing by an eighth-round TKO. Vasquez recaptured the WBA interim super featherweight title the following year winning a five-round technical decision over González. Vasquez successfully defended the title once in 2014, during his one-year reign, scoring a 12-round unanimous decision over then-undefeated contender Felix. In 2015 he once again challenged for a world title, losing a unanimous decision to undefeated Javier Fortuna. for the vacant WBA super featherweight title. He successfully made his debut as a lightweight last summer, scoring a second-round TKO of Thompson. He is currently world-rated No. 1 by the WBA.

Microsoft Theater hosts over 120 music, family, dance and comedy acts, award shows, televised productions, conventions and product launches with over 500,000 guests passing through the doors annually. The 7,100-seat theater offers guests mid-sized intimacy, with no seat further from the stage than 220 feet. Microsoft Theater offers 12,000 square feet of VIP & hospitality areas, 10 dressing rooms and state of the art technology making it is a favorite indoor venue for performers and fans alike. Since opening in October 2007 with six sold out shows featuring the Eagles and Dixie Chicks, Microsoft Theater has hosted concerts starring the most popular artists including Alan Jackson, Katy Perry, Charlie Wilson, Juan Gabriel, Aretha Franklin, Ed Sheeran, John Fogerty, Gabriel Iglesias, Kanye West, Marc Anthony, Sesame Street Live, John Legend, The Avett Brothers, Neil Young, Steely Dan, Trey Songz, Kelly Clarkson, Rush, Yanni, Nicki Minaj, Juanes, Cat Stevens, The American Idol Finale shows, Michael Jackson’s This is It, Straight Outta Compton, The Hunger Games and Twilight Movie Premieres and many more. Microsoft Theater is home to the American Music Awards, ESPYs, Primetime Emmy Awards, BET Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Radio Disney Music Awards, 2010, 2011 & 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, 2014 & 2015 MTV Movie Awards and the 2013 Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame.

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Jul 042017
 

Microsoft Theatre in L.A.

A schedule of concerts and other Special Events taking place at The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

 

THE ESPYS
July 12th, 2017 at 5:00 pm

BANDA MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA
July 14-15th, 2017 at 8:00 pm

OZUNA
July 22nd, 2017 at 8:00 pm

90’s POP TOUR
July 28th, 2017 at 8:00 pm

80’S WEEKEND #4
July 29th, 2017 at 8:00 pm

NICKY JAM & PLAN B: EL GANADOR TOUR
August 12th, 2017 at 8:00 pm

RASTAK MUSIC GROUP
August 13h, 2017 at 8:00 pm

BRING IT! LIVE
August 16th, 2017 at 7:30 pm

NOCHE DE RECUERDOS
August 26th, 2017 at 8:00 pm

SHREYA GHOSHAL LIVE WITH SYMPHONY
August 27th, 2017 at 7:00 pm

YESTIVAL: YES & FRIENDS
August 29th, 2017 at 7:30 pm

BETHEL MUSIC – HEAVEN COME CONFERENCE 2017
September 21st – 23rd, 2017

PAIN IS LOVE TOUR
September 30th, 2017 at 8:00 pm

TZU CHI: THOUSANDS OF HELPING HANDS CONCERT
October 1st, 2017 at 7:00 pm

R. KELLY
October 6th, 2017 at 8:00 pm

BILL MAHER
October 7th, 2017 at 8:00 pm

J BALVIN
October 8th, 2017 at 8:00 pm

CAIFANES
October 13th, 2017 at 8:00 pm

FRANCO ESCAMILLA
October 21st, 2017 at 8:00 pm

ANDRE RIEU
October 22nd, 2017 at 8:00 pm

PJ MASKS LIVE!
November 26th, 2017at 2:00 pm

THE GAME AWARDS 2017
December 7th, 2017 at 5:30 pm

PEPPA PIG LIVE
December 10th, 2017 at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm

DISTANT WORLDS: MUSIC FROM FINAL FANTASY
January 20th, 2018 at 8:00 pm

 

Microsoft Theater
777 Chick Hearn Court (between Figueroa Street and Georgia Street),
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213)763-6030
Website www.MicrosoftTheater.com

Get tickets to Microsoft Theater Online, by phone at 888-929-7849 or the STAPLES Center Box Office.

Jun 122017
 

2017 ESPYS Will Be Hosted By NFL MVP and Super Bowl Champion Peyton Manning

 

Peyton Manning to Host The 2017 ESPYS on ABC July 12 at Microsoft Theater

The 2017 ESPYS Presented by Capital One will be hosted by five-time NFL MVP and two-time Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning. The former NFL quarterback will be joined by top celebrities from sports and entertainment to commemorate the past year in sports by recognizing major sports achievements, reliving unforgettable moments and saluting the leading performers and performances. The 25th annual ESPYS will be broadcast live on ABC Wednesday, July 12, at 8 p.m. ET from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Tickets available online at AXS.com or via phone at 888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849).

“It’s an honor to be asked to host The ESPYS, and it’s even more meaningful that it’s the 25th year for this incredible event,” said Manning. “The ESPYS have been a part of my life during my entire career—I can still remember attending my very first show back in 1998 before my rookie season in the NFL. Over the years, The ESPYS have celebrated some of my favorite athletes and sports moments. In addition to recognizing a special year in sports, the 25th ESPYS will allow us to go down memory lane and pay tribute to those who have played such a huge part in this program’s success.”

Manning retired from the NFL after the 2015 season, finishing his 18-year NFL career as a two-time Super Bowl champion and the all-time winningest quarterback in league history. Following his record-setting career at the University of Tennessee, Manning was selected by the Colts with the first overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft and went on to set numerous league records in Indianapolis while leading the team to a Super Bowl victory in 2006. He spent his final four seasons in Denver, becoming the only five-time Most Valuable Player in league history and helping the Broncos to a Super Bowl win in 2015. A 14-time Pro Bowl selection, Manning finished his career as the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards, touchdown passes and 4,000-yard passing seasons.

Manning continued, “Most of all, I’m looking forward to celebrating the winners of the Arthur Ashe Award, the Pat Tillman Award and the Jimmy V Award, which headlines The ESPYS’ great tradition of raising money and awareness for the V Foundation for Cancer Research. That’s what has always stood out to me about The ESPYS—it honors great athletes and great teams while serving a larger purpose supporting a very important cause.”

In addition to his successful football accomplishments on the field, Manning is well-known for his contributions off the field for his work with the PeyBack Foundation, the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, IN, and The Pat Summitt Foundation. In 2016, Manning was honored with the Icon Award at The ESPYS, alongside fellow athletes Kobe Bryant and Abby Wambach. He presented the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Pat Summitt in 2012, and won a total of nine ESPY awards during his career.

“Though Peyton’s tremendous success in the NFL is the prism through which most sports fans know him, his warm sense of humor and ability to connect with an audience have been highlighted in his commercial work and when he hosted ‘Saturday Night Live’ to critical acclaim,” said ESPYS executive producer Maura Mandt. “Those qualities will make him a wonderful host for this year’s show.”

Added Connor Schell, ESPN senior vice president and executive producer, Original Content, who oversees The ESPYS: “The ESPYS has continued to grow in reach, impact and meaning since its inception, most importantly raising well over $31 million through ESPYS-related events for the V Foundation for Cancer Research. This year’s 25th ESPYS show will commemorate not only the last year in sports, but also the athletes and moments that have had an effect on sports fans over the last 25 years.”

The ESPYS raise more than $1 million annually for The V Foundation, the charity founded by ESPN and the late basketball coach Jim Valvano to promote cancer research. Tickets are available for public purchase at AXS.com. For additional ESPYS news and information, please follow the official Twitter handle: @ESPYS.

The ESPYS
The ESPYS gather top celebrities from sports and entertainment to commemorate the past year in sports by recognizing major sports achievements, reliving unforgettable moments and saluting the leading performers and performances. The 2017 ESPYS will recognize achievements in categories such as “Best MLB Player,” “Best Team,” “Best Female Athlete” and “Best Upset.” Inspiring human stories are showcased through three pillar awards – the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, the Jimmy V Perseverance Award and the Pat Tillman Award for Service. The ESPYS support ESPN’s ongoing commitment to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, launched by ESPN with the late Jim Valvano in 1993.

 

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Jun 102017
 

NICKY JAM'S “EL GANADOR TOUR” TO STOP AT MICROSOFT THEATER

 

NICKY JAM’S “EL GANADOR TOUR”
TO VISIT UNITED STATES

NICKY JAM & PLAN B MAKE A STOP AT MICROSOFT THEATER ON AUGUST 12

 

Puerto Rican singer and the biggest Latin urban act, Nicky Jam, returns to the most important stages in the United States to globally continue leaving landmarks with his impressive show, “El Ganador”, which has generated unforgettable experiences to thousands of fans with a flawless production. Nicky Jam, who will be accompanied by Plan B will be making a stop at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 12.

Tickets for “El Ganador US Tour” are available online at www.axs.com or via phone at 888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849).

Recently, Nicky Jam traveled with “El Ganador Tour” through the old European continent, where upwards of 65,000 people in 7 countries and 12 cities enjoyed this impressive spectacle.

About Cardenas Marketing Network
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Cárdenas Marketing Network, Inc. (CMN) is one of the leading Multicultural experiential event-marketing agencies and the largest producer of Latin music events in the U.S. With over 2,800 activations each year since 2002, CMN has been connecting brands with consumers through shared passion points of music, sports, and cultural pride, offering full integration with digital marketing and advertising for all projects and activations. CMN works with a variety of industries, global organizations and emerging businesses, helping them grow and guiding them to become culturally relevant with the Hispanic consumer. In 2015, CMN was named one of Advertising Age’s, “Largest U.S. Hispanic Agencies,” Crain’s “Chicago’s Largest Minority-Owned Firms,” and has been awarded “Best Event/Consumer Engagement Campaign of the year” by Billboard Latin Music Marketing Awards. For sponsorship opportunities, visit www.cmnevents.com.

 

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Jun 092017
 

PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero Comes To Microsoft Theater

SUPER NEWS FOR PJ MASKS FANS!

‘PJ MASKS LIVE! TIME TO BE A HERO’

IS COMING TO MICROSOFT THEATER IN LOS ANGELES ON NOVEMBER 26

New Live-Action Adventure Brings Entertainment One’s
Hit Animated TV Series to Life – on Stage – at Microsoft Theater

Entertainment One (eOne) and Round Room Presents are proud to announce that ‘PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero,’ a brand-new, fully immersive musical production, will take to the stage at Microsoft Theater on November 26.

The live show is based on eOne’s top-rated animated TV series, which airs daily on Disney Junior. Catboy, Owlette, Gekko, and the Baddies will delight fans of all ages with live performances featuring world-class production, familiar and original music, acrobatics, and immersive interactivity.

PJ Masks, the hit series, follows the thrilling nighttime adventures of three young friends who transform into their dynamic alter egos, Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, when they put on their pajamas at night and activate their animal amulets. Together, they embark on action-packed capers, solving mysteries and learning valuable lessons along the way.

About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.

About Round Room Presents
Round Room Presents is a live entertainment firm that specializes in the production and promotion of live arena shows, concert tours, theatrical performances and touring exhibitions. Round Room are currently the Executive Producers for Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones blockbuster exhibit. http://www.roundroompresents.com/

 

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Jun 072017
 

J Balvin’s Energía Tour Concert At Microsoft Theater

Buchanan’s Whisky Presents

J Balvin’s Energía Tour

J Balvin’s Highly-Anticipated 2017 U.S. Tour Will See The Groundbreaking Global Reggaeton Ambassador Perform Across The Country Making A Stop At Microsoft Theater On October 8th

 

Hailing from Medellin, Colombia, José Álvaro Osorio Balvin- better known to a legion of global fans as J BALVIN- has been praised by Billboard as “the biggest breakout act Latin music has seen in many years.” With a distinctive style all his own that pays reverence to the first-wave of Reggaeton stars from a decade ago, but fused with additional Colombian and mainstream hip-hop rhythms, more seductive than boastful lyrics, and a strong passion for fashion, J Balvin has become the undeniable leader of a second-generation Reggaeton revolution propelling Urban music back to the forefront of Latin music worldwide. J Balvin will be making a stop at Microsoft Theater on October 8th.

Between his game-changing major-label debut album LA FAMILA, it’s expanded B-sides collection, and global smash hit successor ENERGIA, J Balvin has quickly notched seven #1 Latin singles, more than 40 million social media followers, and over 5 billion total YouTube views. J Balvin’s “Ay Vamos” became the very first Latin-Urban track to exceed 1 billion views, while it’s follow-up “Ginza” was recently recognized by Guinness World Records for “The longest stay at No.1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart ever by a single artist.” (22 weeks). Upon its release, the ENERGIA album debuted at #1 on the iTunes charts in 16 different countries and went on to chart as the #1 Most Consumed Latin album of the year for 2016. In conjunction with the album’s release, the New York Times¸ declared J Balvin as “Reggaeton’s New Global ambassador”, while Fader, in it’s first-ever bilingual cover profile, hailed J Balvin as “Reggaeton’s answer to Drake or Kanye West.”

Now, following the very successful “Es Nuestro Momento” (It’s Our Time) campaign, Buchanan’s Whisky is thrilled to continue its relationship with J Balvin by supporting his upcoming Energía Tour- which will see the multi-platinum star perform across the country this September and October in tandem with Hispanic Heritage Month.

“Few artists have made a bigger impact on Latin pop in recent years than J Balvin – Rolling Stone

“J Balvin [is] the face of modern Reggaeton, [and] his electric Energîa is a record that renders that claim an understatement. Balvin’s music strikes an uncommon balance between old sounds and new subject matter… Balvin, knows that energy transcends language.” – Pitchfork

“J Balvin is a world ambassador of style… When fashion and music merge, J Balvin happens. His style has traveled all over the globe and today, he has many followers who not only play his songs but emulate the way he’s dressed… an artist willing to break paradigms and stereotypes”– Esquire

About Buchanan’s:
Buchanan’s Blended Scotch Whisky is the ultimate choice for those who are working hard to follow their dreams and who enjoy sharing their success with others. The Buchanan’s brand has more than 130 years of authentic heritage, and every bottle represents James Buchanan’s commitment to creating the finest blended Scotch Whiskies. The Buchanan’s Portfolio features four award-winning marques, including Buchanan’s 12 year old DeLuxe, Buchanan’s Master, Buchanan’s 18 year old Special Reserve and Buchanan’s Red Seal. Buchanan’s recently launched a fully integrated campaign called Es Nuestro Momento, which represents the celebration of Hispanic culture and recognition of the continued achievements of the Hispanic community. The campaign features global Latin music superstar J Balvin.

For more information, visit www.BuchanansWhisky.com or connect on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BuchanansUS, Instagram: www.instagram.com/BuchanansWhisky, and Twitter: www.twitter.com/BuchanansUSA.

 

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Mar 102017
 

Peppa Pig Live Show To Come To Microsoft Theater In December

 

SURPRISE! BRAND NEW PEPPA PIG LIVE SHOW
COMING TO MICROSOFT THEATER ON DECEMBER 10TH 2017
Tickets On-Sale Beginning March 11th at 10:00 a.m.

“#1 box office family tour of 2016” -Pollstar

 

Surprise, Peppa Pig fans! A brand new, live stage show announced today ensures Peppa Pig will be touring North America through 2017 and beyond. Peppa Pig’s Surprise will visit more than 60 cities, stopping by Microsoft Theater on Sunday, December 10, 2017 with two performances. The Peppa Pig stage show, based on Entertainment One’s (eOne) top-rated TV series, airing daily on Nick Jr., is one of the most successful family theater tours in U.S. history. One hundred twenty five venues have completely sold out with 300,000 tickets sold in the U.S. to date.

Tickets will be available at www.axs.com or by phone at 888-9-AXS-TIX (888.929.7849). VIP packages that include a meet and greet are available starting Tuesday, March 7 at 12 Noon local time. Tickets will go on-sale to the public beginning Saturday, March 11th at 10:00 a.m. local time.

In Peppa Pig’s Surprise, it’s a lovely day and Peppa is playing outside with her friends. Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig have got a surprise for her and her younger brother George, but no matter how hard they try, they cannot guess what it is. Audiences will enjoy interactive fun, games and, of course, many surprises. The live show encompasses the charming, colorful nature of the incredibly popular television series and features brand-new songs and life-size puppets that walk, talk, dance, and jump up and down to give audiences a unique, interactive theatrical experience from the moment the curtain opens. The fun-filled show brings the hit TV series to life on stage, giving families the opportunity to engage with their favorite characters like never before in an unforgettable first live theater experience.

“Peppa Pig’s Surprise promises to be the perfect theater show for all preschoolers,” said Director Richard Lewis, who returns to adapt episodes from the hit TV show for stage as he did with the touring smash hit Peppa Pig’s Big Splash. “It’s been an incredible experience seeing the children’s reactions to the live stage show. It just confirms that Peppa Pig really is a worldwide phenomenon.”

“Audience response has been overwhelmingly positive to the first tour and we look forward to bringing Peppa’s story to life on stage once again with a whole new adventure,” said Jonathan Shank, Executive Producer, Red Light Management. “Kids love interacting with these characters on stage.”

For more information and tour dates, please visit www.peppapigliveus.com, Facebook and Twitter.

Show Credits:

• Directed by Richard Lewis
• Composer Mani Svavarsson
• Matt Lewis is lyricist
• Simon Scullion is designer
• Andy Booth is music director
• Produced by Red Light Management, Fiery Angel and eOne

About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.
www.entertainmentone.com

 

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Jan 132017
 
Charlie Wilson To Perform at Microsoft Theater

Photo property of Charlie Wilson

CHARLIE WILSON RETURNS TO MICROSOFT THEATER

IN IT TO WIN IT TOUR

FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST FANTASIA, JOHNNY GILL & SOLERO

 

Eleven-time Grammy nominee, Charlie Wilson, announced that his upcoming national tour “In It To Win It” will include a much-anticipated stop at Microsoft Theater on March 8th 2017.

“In It To Win It” is also the title of Wilson’s new album, slated for release in February 2017, featuring musical guests Snoop Dogg, Pitbull, Robin Thicke, Wiz Khalifa, and TI. The first single from the album, “I’m Blessed” is coming soon.

Tickets for the Los Angeles show go on sale to the general public Friday, January 13th at 10am at AXS.com.

For information on presale tickets, VIP packages or to purchase tickets visit charliewilsonmusic.com.

“I am excited about being on the road with my friends Grammy-Award winner, Fantasia, and four time Grammy-Award nominee, Johnny Gill,” stated Wilson. “As usual, folks should come prepared for a party. I am looking forward to performing my new single, ‘I’m Blessed’ together with some music from my new album and my classic hits.”

Also, joining Charlie on their first national U.S. tour is P Music Group’s pop music duo, Solero. Solero has over 8 million views on their YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/SoleroTV . Their first single “Greenlight” from their debut EP is scheduled for release February 2017. Check them out at http://www.solerobrothers.com.

“2017 is going to be an epic year for Charlie Wilson,” stated Michael Paran, Wilson’s manager and CEO of P Music Group. “The new album represents some of the best music Charlie has recorded in his career thus far. He has a very diverse fan base and there is something on this album for everyone.”

Charlie Wilson has received numerous awards during his critically-acclaimed career including eleven Grammy nominations and a 2013 BET Lifetime Achievement Award which included performances by Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg, Pharrell, Stevie Wonder, Jamie Foxx, and India Arie.

 

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Dec 222016
 

Joel McHale To Host People’s Choice Awards 2017

 

JOEL MCHALE ANNOUNCED AS HOST FOR

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2017

The Only Major Awards Show Honoring Fan Favorites in

Movies, Music, TV and Digital

Show to Air LIVE, Wednesday, January 18, 2017 on CBS

The People’s Choice Awards and CBS announced that comedian and star of CBS’ “The Great Indoors,” Joel McHale, will host PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2017, honoring fan favorites in movies, music, TV and digital. The winners will be announced during the live broadcast from Microsoft Theater, Wednesday, January 18th 2017 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

“The people have spoken, and they want Jimmy Kimmel to host the 2017 Oscars! And the people have also spoken, and said that it would be okay if I hosted the 2017 People’s Choice Awards. Well, one person said that. Luckily, that person was Les Moonves, so no one questioned it,” said Joel McHale.

“Joel is a brilliant comedic talent, and the perfect host for this show,” said executive producer Mark Burnett. “He is a triple threat. An actor, a writer and a performer, and we look forward to him bringing all those amazing talents to the 2017 People’s Choice Awards.”

McHale is well known to television audiences for his starring role in the comedy series “Community,” which aired for six seasons. Also, McHale was the popular host of the series, “The Soup,” which satirized pop culture and current events for 12 seasons. He recently appeared in the revival of the cult sci-fi television series, “The X-Files.” He has amassed a number of feature film credits, including “A Merry Friggin’ Christmas,” opposite Robin Williams, the supernatural thriller “Deliver Us from Evil,” the romantic comedy “Blended,” alongside Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, “Ted,” “What’s Your Number?,” “The Big Year,” “Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D” and “The Informant.” A successful stand-up comedian, McHale continues to perform his act around the country to sold-out audiences as well as lend his comedic voice to a number of events. In 2014, McHale hosted the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C. and the 2015 ESPY Awards. In October, Joel McHale published his part memoir, part how-to guide, “Thanks for the Money: How to Use My Life Story to Become the Best Joel McHale You Can Be.”

Last month, nominees for PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2017 were revealed by stars Jordana Brewster (“Lethal Weapon”), Jamie Chung (“Office Christmas Party”), Ken Jeong (“Dr. Ken”), Boris Kodjoe (“Code Black”), Piper Perabo (“Notorious”), Molly Shannon (“Divorce”), Wilmer Valderrama (“NCIS”), Executive Producer Mark Burnett and People’s Choice President Fred Nelson.

Voting for PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2017 has closed for most categories, but will remain open for Favorite New TV Comedy and Favorite New TV Drama until show night on www.PeoplesChoice.com.

Tickets to the awards show are currently available for fans to purchase through AXS.com.

ABOUT PEOPLE’S CHOICE
Now in its 43rd year, the People’s Choice Awards is the only major awards show voted on entirely by the public for fan favorites in movies, music, television and digital. The People’s Choice official website at www.PeoplesChoice.com houses the voting platform where fans determine the nominees and winners for the annual awards show. Every year, potential nominees are determined by national ratings averages, box-office grosses, music sales, social media activity and PeoplesChoice.com data, then vetted through E-Poll Market Research. Fred Nelson is the President of People’s Choice, and serves alongside Mark Burnett, Jane Mun and Kimmie H. Kim as Executive Producers of the awards show. The awards show, and digital, mobile and social extensions of the brand are owned by Procter & Gamble. The show is produced by MGM Television and MGM serves as the international distributor.

 

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Nov 282016
 

Superstar Group Il Volo To Come To L.A.

INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTARS IL VOLO ANNOUNCE NEW U.S. DATES FOR 2017 TOUR

The Global Superstars Launch Notte Magica – A Tribute to The Three Tenors Tour at Radio City Music Hall on March 4th

Tickets On Sale Friday, December 2nd

VIP packages Will Be Available For Sale

 

IL VOLO announced they are performing concerts once more across North America in 2017. The vocal trio are set to launch Notte Magica – A Tribute to The Three Tenors tour in New York on March 4th at the world famous Radio City Music Hall. The tour will culminate in Atlanta on April 3rd at Atlanta Symphony Hall.

“We are looking forward to seeing our U.S fans once more and honored to perform for them our new music which we are very excited about!” said IL VOLO.

IL VOLO is set to pay homage to their biggest inspiration, The Three Tenors, and their tour will be very much like the concert they filmed in Florence this past July, at Italy’s famed Piazza di Santa Croce. This spectacular concert was the setting for their special airing on PBS this Fall.

For general information about the Notte Magica – A Tribute to The Three Tenors tour, please visit: www.ilvolomusic.com

  • 3/4/2017 New York City, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
  • *3/7/2017 Philadelphia, PA @ Verizon Hall at Kimmel Center (on sale 12/9)
  • 3/9/2017 Washington, DC @ MGM National Harbor
  • 3/11/2017 Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods
  • 3/14/2017 Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
  • 3/16/2017 Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
  • 3/18/2017 Chicago, IL @ Civic Opera House
  • 3/20/2017 Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
  • 3/23/2017 Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theater
  • 3/25/2017 Las Vegas @ Park Theater (Monte Carlo Resort & Casino)
  • 3/27/2017 San Jose, CA @ City National Civic
  • 3/30/2017 Tampa, FL @ Tampa Bay PAC (Straz Center)
  • 4/1/2017 Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
  • *4/3/2017 Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Symphony Hall (on sale 12/9)

About IL VOLO:
In just a few years IL VOLO have performed worldwide, released top-selling albums, toured with legendary songstress Barbra Streisand, and taken the stage for four acclaimed PBS specials. The powerhouse trio is now returning to the States, following charting at #1 on Billboard Classical chart with Notte Magica – A Tribute to The Three Tenors. The vocal group were discovered and are managed by Michele Torpedine, who discovered and managed Andrea Bocelli, The three young singers, Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble always bring audiences their best live performances of pop and traditional English, Italian and Spanish songs, accompanied by symphony orchestras.

For more information on IL VOLO visit: www.ILVOLOMUSIC.com

 

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Nov 152016
 

MICROSOFT THEATER TO HOST THE GAME AWARDS 2016

MICROSOFT THEATER TO HOST THE GAME AWARDS 2016

FOR ONE OF THE MOST WIDELY DISTRIBUTED

DIGITAL EVENTS IN HISTORY

 

Microsoft Theater will play host to The Game Awards 2016 on Thursday, December 1st, celebrating the best games of 2016 across a record number of global screens and platforms, including the first live awards show to be broadcasted on Twitter, a historic live simulcast in China, in partnership with Tencent and the first award show to livestream in virtual reality through a partnership with NextVR.

Microsoft Theater has hosted many of the top award shows celebrating music, television, film and sports over the years and delighted to include the video game industries biggest night to the prestigious list. The 2nd Annual Game Awards ceremony was held at Microsoft Theater on December 3, 2015 with a night of awards, exclusive game world premieres and musical performances. This year will not disappoint as the popularity continues to grow in the gaming industry and the awards ceremony evolves with innovative ideas and technologies to keep everyone engaged.

“Microsoft Theater is a great fit for The Game Awards return this year to celebrate the industry creators, fans and more in Los Angeles” said Don Graham, Vice President, Events & Production, Microsoft Theater & L.A. Live. “It’s very exciting for us to host an event that connects with people all over the world through digital distribution on so many different platforms.”

“We are excited to be back at Microsoft Theater for the 3rd annual Game Awards,” said Geoff Keighley, creator/producer of The Game Awards. “Video games have the power to unite communities from all over the world, and this year we will share the power of gaming with more people than ever before.”

The Game Awards will be streamed around the world across all major mobile, desktop and console devices used to play games as well as live broadcasts on Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Xbox Live, highlights featured in a Snapchat Live Story and much more.

The Game Awards 2016 is executive produced by Geoff Keighley and Kimmie H. Kim. LeRoy Bennett is creative director, and Ryan Polito is director.

Tickets are available to attend The Game Awards 2016 live at Microsoft Theater via AXS.com or phone at 888-9-AXS-TIX (888.929.7849).

For more information and to stay up to date on the latest announcements, please visit www.thegameawards.com

About The Game Awards
The Game Awards, created by Geoff Keighley, is an annual awards ceremony to honor outstanding artistic, technical and gameplay achievements in the video game industry. Spanning console, mobile and PC gaming, as well as eSports, The Game Awards is the first of a new breed of award shows, built from the ground up exclusively for global digital and streaming platforms. The Game Awards 2015 was seen by more than 7 million viewers around the world and is guided by an advisory board that includes the executive leadership teams from Activision (Eric Hirshberg, CEO), AMD (Dr. Lisa Su, CEO), Electronic Arts (Peter Moore, CCO), Microsoft (Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox), Nintendo of America (Reggie Fils-Aime, President), Rockstar Games, Sony Interactive Entertainment (Shawn Layden, , Telltale Games (Steve Allison, SVP Publishing), Ubisoft (Yves Guillemot, CEO), Valve and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (David Haddad, President).

About Microsoft Theater
Microsoft Theater hosts over 120 music, family, dance and comedy acts, award shows, televised productions, conventions and product launches with over 500,000 guests passing through the doors annually. The 7,100-seat theater offers guests mid-sized intimacy, with no seat further from the stage than 220 feet. Microsoft Theater offers 12,000 square feet of VIP & hospitality areas, 10 dressing rooms and state of the art technology making it is a favorite indoor venue for performers and fans alike. Since opening in October 2007 with six sold out shows featuring the Eagles and Dixie Chicks, Microsoft Theater has hosted concerts starring the most popular artists including Alan Jackson, Katy Perry, Charlie Wilson, Juan Gabriel, Aretha Franklin, Ed Sheeran, John Fogerty, Gabriel Iglesias, Kanye West, Marc Anthony, Sesame Street Live, John Legend, The Avett Brothers, Neil Young, Steely Dan, Trey Songz, Kelly Clarkson, Rush, Yanni, Nicki Minaj, Juanes, Cat Stevens, The American Idol Finale shows, Michael Jackson’s This is It, Straight Outta Compton, The Hunger Games and Twilight Movie Premieres and many more. Microsoft Theater is home to the American Music Awards, ESPYs, Primetime Emmy Awards, BET Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Radio Disney Music Awards, 2010, 2011 & 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, 2014 & 2015 MTV Movie Awards and the 2013 Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame.

Microsoft Theater is centrally located within L.A. LIVE is a 4 million square foot / $3 billion downtown Los Angeles sports and entertainment district adjacent to STAPLES Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center featuring Microsoft Theater, a 7,100-seat live theatre, a 2,300 capacity live music venue, a 54-story, 1001-room convention “headquarters” destination (featuring The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles and JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE hotels and 224 luxury condominiums – The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE – all in a single tower) , the GRAMMY Museum, the 14-screen Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 theatre, broadcast facilities for ESPN along with entertainment, residential, restaurant and office space.

 

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Nov 072016
 

THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF STEVIE WONDER’S HOUSE FULL OF TOYS BENEFIT CONCERT

A Wonder Winter’s Night Presents
THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF
STEVIE WONDER’S HOUSE FULL OF TOYS BENEFIT CONCERT
With Special Guests JOHN LEGEND, LIONEL RICHIE, SHERYL CROW, and More!
at MICROSOFT THEATER on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9

 

A Wonder Winter’s Night Presents THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF STEVIE WONDER’S HOUSE FULL OF TOYS BENEFIT CONCERT starring Stevie Wonder with special guests John Legend, Lionel Richie, Sheryl Crow, and more along with Rickey Minor, Musical Director, at Microsoft Theater on Friday, December 9, 2016. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 11 at 10:00 a.m. and will be available online at www.axs.com and via phone at 888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849). The concert is produced by Wonder Productions. House Full of Toys will benefit children, those with disabilities and families in need.

Concertgoers are asked to bring an unwrapped toy or unwrapped gift of joy. Your charitable gift is 100% tax deductible since no goods or services will be provided in consideration for your gift. We Are You Foundation is a nonprofit organization, IRC501(c)(3).
American singer, songwriter, musician, and producer, Stevie Wonder is one of the most celebrated and prominent figures in popular music having received numerous awards and honors including 25 Grammy Awards, the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. His humanitarian efforts are world known. Stevie has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and he is a designated U.N. Messenger of Peace with special focus on persons with disabilities.